Category Archives: I. Miscellaneous

Sama’ a

Data Ganj Baksh Ali Hujwari writes about Khawaja Abu Ahmed Al Muzafer   (Allah have mercy on them) ,

‘On a very hot summer day I visited him in a unsettled state. He inquired, What do you desire? I replied, Sama’a (audition). He immediately called for the cantors (qawwal).

During the sama’a session I remained extremely agitated.  Eventually when I calmed down he inquired, How much did you enjoy this?  I replied, O Sheikh! Very much indeed. 

The Shaikh continued, A day will come when the sound of the sama’a and the cry of a crow will become same for you. The influence of sama’a is prior to witnessing the Reality (mushahida).  After mushahida the desire for sama’a will vanishes.

Kasheful mahjoob, p 100

‘Abd: Admin information

Born February 1966
MBBS. Dow medical college 1991
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics 1997 & subspecialty Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1999

Islahi ta’luq with Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) since 1989.
Received ijaza in 2002

Married. Has 3 daughters.
He works in KSA.

Contact: abd@ashrafiya.com

On Death of the Shaikh!

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On the death of  Mawlana Shah Abrarul Haq (Allah have mercy on him) (died May 17th, 2005), the last surviving khalifa of Hakim al Umma, an individual inquired sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib ( Allah preserve him and allow us to benefit from him a lot. Ameen!) regarding the attitude to be adopted by a murid on the death of his/her Shaikh.

Shaikh replied,

“Regarding this murideen fall into two categories.
First are those who are mojaz (have permission to initiate and guide others). For them it is not essential to take another Shaikh. However, it is very beneficial and advisable to take one and not leave one’s self independent.

Second category is the rest of murideen (disciples). It is absolutely essential for them to take another Shaikh as soon as possible.

In both the cases it is wise to select the next Shaikh from the same silsila (spiritual lineage) with the similar disposition and style (hum mazaq) in approach to Tasawwuf/islah as the recently deceased Shaikh, for uninterrupted spiritual progress.”

Jeddah, 18th May, 2005